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Smiley Dictionary

Funny List of Text-Based Emoticons for Chat and Text Messaging

Classic list of smileys.

Note: I did not write all these — and I have no idea who did, it was something that has been published in numerous places online on forums and bulletin boards over the years. Now they have become popular all over again with the rise in text messaging.

Also see: Text Messaging Dictionary – Common terms used in texting.

Free Smilies for Webmasters, or whoever… I made them. Steal them. Download them for your phone…whatever feels right. They are free 🙂

Update 2011 – Editors note: This list is one of the oldest features here on Blifaloo. I think a big reason I put it here was for my grandma…she thought smileys were “neat”.

After sitting here for 6 or so years, I decided to update the page with some links to larger smiley lists and sites that are updated more often than this page. You’ll find these links at the end of this article.

Smiley Dictionary

🙂 Your basic smiley.;-) Winky smiley. 🙁 Frowning smiley.

:-I Indifferent smiley.

:-> User just made a really biting sarcastic remark. Worse than a :-).

>:-> User just made a really devilish remark.

>;-> Winky and devil combined. A very lewd remark was just made.

Those are the basic ones…Here are some somewhat less common ones:

(-: User is left handed

%-) User has been staring at a green screen for 15 hours straight

:*) User is drunk

[:] User is a robot

😎 User is wearing sunglasses

B:-) Sunglasses on head

::-) User wears normal glasses

B-) User wears horn-rimmed glasses

8:-) User is a little girl

:-)-8 User is a Big girl

:-{) User has a mustache

:-{} User wears lipstick

{:-) User wears a toupee

}:-( Toupee in an updraft

:-[ User is a Vampire

:-E Bucktoothed vampire

:-F Bucktoothed vampire with one tooth missing

:-7 User just made a wry statement

:-* User just ate something sour

:-)~ User drools

:-~) User has a cold

:’-( User is crying

:’-) User is so happy, s/he is crying

:-@ User is screaming

:-# User wears braces

:^) User has a broken nose

:v) User has a broken nose, but it’s the other way

:_) User’s nose is sliding off of his face

:<) User is from an Ivy League School

:-& User is tongue tied.

=:-) User is a hosehead

-:-) User is a punk rocker

-:-( (real punk rockers don’t smile)

:=) User has two noses

+-:-) User is the Pope or holds some other religious office

`:-) User shaved one of his eyebrows off this morning

,:-) Same thing…other side

|-I User is asleep

|-O User is yawning/snoring

:-Q User is a smoker

😕 User smokes a pipe

O-) Megaton Man On Patrol! (or else, user is a scuba diver)

O 🙂 User is an angel (at heart, at least)

😛 Nyahhhh!

:-S User just made an incoherent statement

😀 User is laughing (at you!)

:-X User’s lips are sealed

:-C User is really bummed

<|-) User is Chinese

<|-( User is Chinese and doesn’t like these kind of jokes

:-/ User is skeptical

C=:-) User is a chef

@= User is pro-nuclear war

*<:-) User is wearing a Santa Claus Hat

😮 Uh oh!

(8-o It’s Mr. Bill!

*:o) And Bozo the Clown!

3:] Pet smiley

3:[ Mean Pet smiley

d8= Your pet beaver is wearing goggles and a hard hat.

E-:-) User is a Ham radio operator

:-9 User is licking his/her lips

%-6 User is braindead

[:-) User is wearing a walkman

(:I User is an egghead

<:-I User is a dunce

K:P User is a little kid with a propeller beenie

@:-) User is wearing a turban

:-0 No Yelling! (Quiet Lab)

:-: Mutant smiley

The invisible smiley

.-) User only has one eye

,-) Ditto…but he’s winking

X-( User just died

8 🙂 User is a wizard

C=}>;*{)) Mega-smiley… A drunk, devilish chef with a toupee in an updraft, a mustache, and a double chin

😉 wink

>:-< mad

Drama 🙁 Comedy 🙂 Surprise 😮 Suspense 8-|

Male :- Female >-

Birth |-O Death 8-#

Infinity 8

@:I turban

😎 glasses

B-) horn-rims

8:-) glasses on forehead

:-8( condescending stare


🙂 Midget smiley

:] Gleep…a friendly midget smiley who will gladly be your friend

=) Variation on a theme…

:} – What should we call these? (what?)

🙂 – Happy

:> – what?

:@ – what?

😀 – Laughter

:I – Hmmm…

🙁 – Sad

:[ – Real Downer

:< – what?

:{ – what?

:O – Yelling

:C – what?

:Q – what?

:,( – Crying

[] – Hugs and

:* – Kisses

|I – Asleep

|^o -Snoring

:-` smiley spitting out its chewing tobacco

:-1 smiley bland face

:-! ”

:-@ smiley face screaming

:-#| smiley face with bushy mustache

:-$ smiley face with it’s mouth wired shut

:-% smiley banker

:-6 smiley after eating something sour

:^) smiley with pointy nose (righty)

:-7 smiley after a wry statement

😎 smiley swimmer

:-* smiley after eating something bitter

:-& smiley which is tongue-tied

:-0 smiley orator

smiley invisible man

(:-( unsmiley frowning

(:-) smiley big-face

):-) ”

):-( unsmiley big-face

)8-) scuba smiley big-face

=:-) smiley punk-rocker

=:-( (real punk rockers don’t smile)

+:-) smiley priest

:-q smiley trying to touch its tongue to its nose

:-e disappointed smiley

:-t cross smiley

:-i semi-smiley

😮 smiley singing national anthem

:-p smiley sticking its tongue out (at you!)

:-[ un-smiley blockhead

:-] smiley blockhead

:-{ smiley variation on a theme

:-} ditto

{:-) smiley with its hair parted in the middle

}:-) above in an updraft

:-a lefty smilely touching tongue to nose

:-s smiley after a BIZARRE comment

:-d lefty smiley razzing you

g-) smiley with ponce-nez glasses

:-j left smiling smilely

:-k beats me, looks like something, tho.

:-l y. a. s.

:-: mutant smiley

:- undecided smiley

😐 “have an ordinary day” smiley

😉 winking smiley

:-< real sad smiley

:-> y.a.s.

:-z y.a.c.s.

😡 “my lips are sealed” smiley

:-c bummed out smiley

:-v talking head smiley

:v) left-pointing nose smiley

:-b left-pointing tongue smiley

:-/ lefty undecided smiley

😕 smilely smoking a pipe

.-] one-eyed smilely

,-} wry and winking

0-) smiley cyclops (scuba diver?)

:-=) older smiley with mustache

:u) smiley with funny-looking left nose

:n) smiley with funny-looking right nose

:< midget unsmiley

:> midget smiley

}:^#}) mega-smiley: updrafted bushy-mustached pointy nosed smiley with a double-chin

🙂 ha ha ~~:-( net.flame

|-) hee hee O |-) net.religion

|-D ho ho

:-> hey hey 8 :-I net.unix-wizards

🙁 boo hoo X-( net.suicide

:-I hmm E-:-I net.ham-radio

:-O uh oh >:-I net.startrek

😛 nyah nyah 3:o[ net.pets

|-P yuk

:-} beard

:-{ mustache

:-# braces

:-X bow tie

:-Q smoker

<:I dunce

(:I egghead


Do you feel smarter with your super-mega smiley knowledge? You shouldn’t. 😛

Smily? Smiley? Smilies? Smileys? I have no idea.

Text-Based Smiley Resources

Unofficial Smiley Dictionary

Newbie Smiley Guide

Netlingo’s List of Smileys and Emoticons

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